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VATICAN - CHINA
Vatican Commission on Church in China meets. Expectations and realism
From now until April 13 the Commission called by Benedict XVI meets. The situation of Chinese Catholic community after the slap in the face from Beijing with the illicit ordination of Chengde and the patriotic assembly a few months ago. The broken dreams of diplomatic relations, the urgent need to support the official and underground Christian communities. Enhancing the work of the bridge – Churches in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Singapore.
10/08/2016 13:06:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Continue China-Holy See dialogue, but defending Christians more (3)
The Chinese authorities want the legitimacy of their absolute control recognized. Trust in Pope Francis, "defender of the communion and unity of the Church". The third and final part of a series of comments on the recently published articles by Cardinal Tong and Cardinal Zen on dialogue between China and the Holy See.
08/08/2016 14:10:00 CHINA-VATICAN
Respect for Card. Tong, skepticism on China-Vatican dialogue (I)
The articles published last week, penned by Card. John Tong, on dialogue between China and the Holy See, and Card. Joseph Zen, expressing doubts and difficulties, have sparked debate in China and worldwide. AsiaNews asks for responses from its many sources in China, who express their concerns regarding “overly politicized|” bishops; an "imperial" ideology and Chinese government "oppression". The first of a three part series.
09/08/2016 13:24:00 CHINA – VATICAN
"The Church in China can grow even without diplomatic relations between China and the Holy See" (2)
Card Tong’s words show the Vatican's attention for the Chinese Church. Those of Card Zen’s express pessimism towards diplomatic relations. The debate continues in the Church in China in the two articles published days ago. The success in Holy See-Vietnam relations is due to the large number of Catholics in that country. The Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association and the government put obstacles to episcopal ordinations. Second part of a series of three.
04/08/2016 10:35:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Card. Zen: My concerns over China-Holy See dialogue and repercussions on Chinese Church
The bishop emeritus of Hong Kong highlights the ambiguities that drag on in talks and in the expectations of diplomatic relations between China and the Vatican: belonging to the Patriotic Association, which Benedict XVI called "incompatible" with Catholic doctrine (and which Francis confirmed); silence on the persecution of the faithful and priests; ambiguities over appointment of bishops. A critique of the revival of the Vatican's Ostpolitik.
29/08/2016 13:04:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Rethinking China-Vatican accords (with a touch of irony)
There are various discrepancies in discussions on relations between China and the Holy See. Despite the fact that there is still no public agreement, many commentators hotly discuss it as if it were common gossip. Even the bishops are often reduced to mere puppets; the lack of mutual trust between the two parties; the Taiwan issue: these are some of the problems outlined by the informed author, who calls himself "the hermit priest of the North" and is a very famous priest-blogger in China.
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